COPP and Copps Part II

Please join us at our Winter Survival Event 2012

Event Flyer:     COPP Survival Event 2012  

Date:                 Saturday, November 24, 2012

Time:                12:00 to 4:00

Location:          Midland Metals Building

1219 Lydia

Kansas City, MO 64106

     We Need You!

Midland Metals has blessed us with a warm building and access on Monday the 19th.  We need setup and sorting help on Monday 11/19, Tuesday 11/20 and Wednesday 11/21.  We also need help to finish final preparations on Friday 11/23 and for the Event on Saturday 11/24.
Winter type clothing, shoes and blankets:

New and used clothing for men, women, and children.


Personal Care Items:

Shampoo, soap, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and diapers.


Cooked Food for the pot luck dinner:

Hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, baked beans, casseroles, pies, cakes and cookies


    We Need People to Pass These Flyers to People in Need!  COPP Survival Event 2012 Client Invitation   Have Questions or Want More Information? Director:   Richard G. Tripp                                                                                                                

(816) 920-6119         [email protected]  Volunteer Coordinator:  Jon Schuley                                                                                           (913) 871-6436 

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Dark Money, Media and the 2012 Campaign

The first presidential campaign since the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision resulted in the most expensive election season ever. Anonymous and unaccountable donors poured in unprecedented amounts of money. While new media, newspapers and radio collected some of this money, the lion’s share ended up in the bank accounts of television broadcast companies. For months the public was bombarded with a tsunami of ads from political campaigns, Super PACs and other shadowy groups—ads that in many cases were only loosely connected to the truth.

Aside from creating windfall profits for broadcasters in swing states, what impact did dark money have on democratic discourse in the 2012 election at the state and the national level? With so much money in the mix can media really fulfill its role to watchdog politics and separate fact from fiction? Is there evidence that Citizens United needs to be overturned? Have new rules to improve broadcaster transparency and disclosure helped? And are there other reforms that need to be on the table before the next election season?


Opening Remarks
Michael Copps (former FCC Commissioner)
Senior Advisor, Media and Democracy Reform Initiative, Common Cause

Matea Gold
Washington Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

Ellen S. Miller
Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation

Jason Reifler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University

Craig Aaron
President & CEO, Free Press

Mark Lloyd
Director, Media Policy Initiative, New America Foundation

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